About Grapefruit Fruit and Its Health Benefits
Nutritional Benefits of Grapefruit
Grapefruit is a subtropical citrus fruits sweet and somewhat bitter in taste; rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other nutrients such as polyphenols, fibre that offer various health benefits to the body such as heart health management, weight loss program and others.
- Grapefruits contain certain essential minerals and vitamin that are beneficial to the immune system and help to heal wounds on the body.
- The juice of grapefruits contains natural quinine that can be used in treating malaria and related feverish conditions.
- Grapefruit has the combination of powerful nutrients such as fibre, potassium, lycopene, vitamin C, and choline that work together to keep the heart healthy.
- It has a moderated glycaemic index such that it doesn’t have any effect on the insulin or blood sugar level.
- The presence of essential vitamins such as C and lycopene help to suppress the formation of cancer radicals in the body.
- It is a good hydrating fruit because of the quantity of water contained inside. One grapefruit is said to have 91% of water content in it which can help to prevent dehydration.
- Due to the presence of fibre and enough water in grapefruits, it good digestive tract and prevent constipation.
- Research shows that grapefruit help in weight loss due to the presence of dietary fibre, high water content and low calories; according to the research made so far, taking the fruit before a meal helps in weight reduction.
- It has some medically related contents such as parabens and spermidine which is associated with ageing and diseases.
Grapefruit is a nice fruit containing a beneficial antioxidant called pectin that is essential to health, low in calories but high in nutrients. It may vary in colour and size but the taste and quality remain the same always; as discussed at the beginning that it has a sweet-sour taste and should not be taken while on medications because it could be risky.